The first term of the 2014-15 academic year saw OPHI hosting lectures and talks on different applications of multidimensional poverty measurement, and a well-attended special guest lecture on the politics of reform in the public sector by Michael Woolcock from the Harvard Kennedy School of Government.
The data presented in the seminars covered a wide range of countries and regions that included Chile, India, Peru, the EU-SILC, United Kingdom and sub-Saharan Africa. Topics varied from multidimensional poverty and ageing, inclusive growth, poverty and shame, inequality, growth elasticities and counting measures.
OPHI’s Lunchtime Seminar Series is held in each of the University of Oxford’s three terms. You can download the presentations and listen to the podcasts of weekly talks as they are made available on the website here.
The last seminar in this term’s series will take place on 9 March at 1pm in seminar room 3, Queen Elizabeth House, 3 Mansfield Road, Oxford OX1 3TB. OPHI Director Sabina Alkire will speak on ‘A Multidimensional Poverty Index in the Sustainable Development Goals – interim reflections’. Everyone is welcome, and a complimentary sandwich lunch is available on a first come, first served basis.
Find the podcasts and accompanying presentations of past and ongoing Lunchtime Seminar Series on the OPHI website.